News & Press Releases
Universal pre-k? Not if there's no play
Ask kindergartners what their favorite thing to do in school is, and they will inevitably say, "Play!" When I was a kindergarten...
Study links pre-K and students taking gifted and talented exam
"One answer to fostering academic equity among high achievers is the public availability of challenging educational programs across all...
Kindergarten today: less play, more academics
Generally, teachers now expect children to come in knowing much more, spend more of the day in literacy and math instruction, and...
Several W. Pa. school districts open, expand pre-k classrooms
Several school districts in western Pennsylvania are using money freed up when Governor Tom Wolf signed a...
Gov. Wolf's 2016-17 budget calls for increased ECE funding
How New York made pre-k a success
New York decided early to make pre-K available to every child, rather than just poor kids. ...
Why Oklahoma's public preschools are some of the best in the country
Oklahomans trend conservative, yet they've embraced free, universal early education.
Corrections chief wants prisons to include a youth educational program
Pennsylvania prisons, starting in Pittsburgh, are pitching existing educational programs for kids, corrections secretary John Wetzel...
A critical problem affecting America's childcare system (but ignored by policymakers)
Congress recently passed the bipartisan federal K-12 Every Child Succeeds Act to succeed No Child Left Behind.
Another View: Wolf, lawmakers must fund pre-K education in the Pa. budget
A curtain raiser to the always eagerly anticipated details in the Governor's budget address revealed that Gov.